In our most recent coaches meeting, we took some time to discuss how we interact with our children with regard to our mission of producing confident, creative and cooperative young children through soccer. Known throughout the world as “The Beautiful Game,” soccer provides its players and fans with an incredible, creative experience, that is enjoyed by… Read More
As we head into the new soccer season, a recurring theme that I often hear parents lament is the blob of children running around chasing a soccer ball; the Bee Hive. This is most common for four and five-year-olds, but can continue for a few years until children begin to learn the value of spacing… Read More
Let’s be perfectly clear, youth sports (including soccer) is a multi-billion dollar industry that is going to take a lot of people who are much smarter than me to change. No one is simply willing to say ‘no thanks’ to their revenue stream. As long as money is driving our sports, we will continue to… Read More
Off season training needn’t be all that formal. Give the kids a ball and let them figure it out on their own. Pick up soccer doesn’t seem to get the credit that it deserves. All top-level players around the world have benefited tremendously from the opportunities they had as a child to simply play without… Read More
We often get asked the question, “Locker Soccer Academy or our local recreational program for our 4, 5 or 6-year-old?” The answer to this question depends on several factors, and they are much worth examination.
We are big supporters of the Linda W. Daniel Foundation and their upcoming Kicking Cancer event at Otterbein University on July 22nd. Kicking Cancer is a non-profit camp dedicated to teaching children the game of soccer, the benefits of being active and educating parents on ways to help prevent cancer. Proceeds from registration and any funds raised will… Read More